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New Center Tailored to Treat Rising Population for “Silent Killer” Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital recently
There's a high rate of depression among patients with hepatitis C, but a standard treatment for the disease includes a drug, interferon, that can cause depression.
New data presented at the International Liver Congress™ 2012 shows consolidation of the interferon-free (IFN) revolution in HCV treatment.
New data from a number of clinical trials presented for the first time at the International Liver Congress™ 2012 provides hope for previously difficult to treat hepatitis C (HCV) patient populations.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...